Hey Ya!

Kate and Ashley

As you know, Ashley and I are getting married on Saturday 27th September and we can’t wait to see you there!!

What you probably don’t know is, we have invited the team from Music Wedding Videos to film everyone enjoying the day, singing, dancing and generally having a great time to ‘Hey Ya’ by Outkast

Here is the song we’ve chosen for you to get familiar with …

How this works is, the guys will be equipped with printed lyrics and speakers on the day; they’ll be looking for volunteers to sing along to a couple of lines from the track on camera. They’ll then turn the footage into a music video of the wedding day. Don’t worry too much about learning all the words as we mentioned they’ll have some printed on the day and after playing a short section of the song a couple of times you’ll soon pick it up.

You’ll have a few go’s at getting it right, and they’re pretty good at editing to make you look awesome. Your singing voice doesn’t matter either because they’re not going to use the audio – the real song will be played over the video footage of you singing along.

The lyrics are included at the bottom of the page

How up for it are you?

Mad for it!

OK, so you fancy yourself as a bit of a performer or a pop-star in another life?

Here’s what you can do:

  • Watch the video
  • Learn the lyrics
  • Practice in front of the mirror
  • Choreograph a dance routine
  • Get together with some like-minded guests to do something as a group

We are looking for people to (willingly) come forward beforehand to be given specific lines to learn, and we will then forward everyone their own lyrics to perfect 🙂 If any of you do want to perform something special, please let us know or contact the MWV guys at info@musicweddingvideos.com so they can plan it into the shoot.

Happy to get involved on the day

Here’s what we recommend:

  • Watch the video
  • Try to learn at least one or two lines from the song
  • Grab the MWV guys on the day and let them know you want to get involved

A little bit camera-shy

We realise some people either don’t feel super comfortable in front of cameras, especially video cameras. Don’t worry – the MWV guys are very sensitive to this and won’t force you to get involved if you don’t feel comfortable. But if it’s not too painful, we do hope you can at least give us a smile or a wave so that we can remember you on our special video. And remember – if it’s your singing voice you’re worried about, they don’t actually use that in the final video – you’re just miming along to the real song. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Don’t worry too much about learning the lyrics
  • On the day, see if you’re in the right mood. If not, just let the MWV guys know if you’d prefer to just be an ‘extra’ without performing, or if you don’t want to be in the video at all.

We think this is a really fun way to record and re-live our big day for years to come and hope you’ll all get involved in some way.

Still not sure how this works?

Here are a couple of examples of a finished video from previous weddings once they have been edited and effects have been put on…

Alison and James – Dance With Me (Tonight) by Olly Murs

Chelsea and Buzz – On The Floor by J-Lo

 

So……..

  • Glamorous couple – Check
  • Beautiful Location – Check
  • Awesome dancing and singing – that’s where you come in

Let’s make this a wedding video to remember!

 

Love

Kate and Ashley

 

PS Remember, if anyone wants to do anything specific then please contact us or Kev at Music Wedding Videos at kev.bagnall@musicweddingvideos.com

PPS Here are those lyrics…

“Hey Ya”

[Intro]
One, two, three, uh!

[Verse One – Andre 3000]
My baby don’t mess around
Because she loves me so
And this I know for sure.
Uh, But does she really wanna
But can’t stand to see me
Walk out the door.
Don’t try to fight the feelin’
‘Cause the thought alone is killing me right now..
Uh, thank god for mom and dad
For sticking two together
‘Cause we don’t know how…
UH!

[Chorus:]
Hey… ya.
Hey ya.
Hey… ya.
Hey ya.
Hey… ya.
Hey ya.
Hey… ya.
Hey ya.

[Verse Two – Andre 3000]
You think you’ve got it
Oh, you think you’ve got it
But got it just don’t get it
‘Til there’s nothing at all
We get together
Oh, we get together
But separate’s always better when there’s feelings involved
If what they say is “Nothing is forever”
Then what makes, then what makes, then what makes
Then what makes, what makes, what makes love the exception
So why you, why you
Why you, why you, why you are we so in denial
When we know we’re not happy here…
Y’all don’t want me here you just wanna dance

[Chorus]
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (OH OH)
Hey… ya. (Don’t want to meet your daddy, OH OH)
Hey ya. (Just want you in my Caddy OH OH)
Hey… ya. (OH OH, don’t want to meet yo’ mama OH OH)
Hey ya. (Just want to make you cumma OH OH)
Hey… ya. (I’m, OH OH I’m, OH OH)
Hey ya. (I’m just being honest OH OH, I’m just being honest)

[Bridge – Andre 3000]
Hey, alright now
Alright now fellas yeah!
Now what’s cooler than bein’ cool?
(ICE COLD!)
I can’t hear ya’
I say what’s, what’s cooler than bein’ cool?
(ICE COLD!)
Whooo…
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright, alright, alright
Alright, alright,
OK now ladies (yeah!)
Now we gon’ break this thing down in just a few seconds
Now don’t have me to break this thing down for nothing
Now I wanna see y’all on your baddest behavior
Lend me some sugar, I am your neighbor
Uh!Here we go know…
Shake it, shake, shake it, shake it (oh oh)
Shake it, shake it, shake, shake it, shake it, shake it (oh oh)
Shake it, shake it like a Polaroid Picture, shake it, shake it
Shh you got to, shake it, shh shake it, shake it, got to shake it
(Shake it sugar) shake it like a Polaroid Picture

[Verse Three – Andre 3000 (Repeating “Shake it” in background)]
Now all Beyoncé’s and Lucy Liu’s
And baby dolls, get on the floor
(Get on the floor)
You know what to do.
You know what to do.
You know what to do!

[Chorus]
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (OH OH)
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (Uh oh, Hey ya)
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (Uh, uh, OH OH)
Hey… ya. (OH OH)
Hey ya. (OH OH)

[Chorus continues until fade]

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